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Grants We Funded

In 2019, The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) awarded 33 investigator-initiated projects and allocated $891,274 to support the newest, clinically relevant research in plastic surgery.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons/PSF leadership is committed to continuing to provide high levels of investigator-initiated research support to ensure that plastic surgeons have the needed research resources to be pioneers and innovators in advancing the practice of medicine.

Research Abstracts

Search The PSF database to have easy access to full-text grant abstracts from past PSF-funded research projects 2003 to present. All abstracts are the work of the Principal Investigators and were retrieved from their PSF grant applications. Several different filters may be applied to locate abstracts specific to a particular focus area, or PSF funding mechanism.

Targeting Neutrophil Extracellular Traps to Improve Extremity Trauma Outcomes

Michael Sorkin MD · University of Michigan, Section of Plastic Surgery

Targeting Tension in Facial Aesthetic Surgery Scars

Madeleine Gust MD · Northwestern University

Teaching and Assessing Operative Judgment in Plastic Surgery

Becher Alhalabi MD · The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre

Tendon-Bone Composite Tissue Engineering in a Rabbit Model

Grace Graw MD · Palo Alto Institute for Research and Education, Inc.

Terminal Schwann cell contributions to muscle reinnervation after nerve injury

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis

Terminal Schwann Cells: Roles in Development and Regeneration

Alison Snyder-Warwick MD · Washington University in St.Louis

The Anti-Neoplastic Effect Of Aminosterol Squalamine On Melanoma

Ashley Amalfi MD · Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

The Biomechanical Effects of Deferoxamine on Irradiated Soft Tissue

Ryan DeCoster M.D., Ph.D. · University of Kentucky Research Foundation

The Biophysical Properties of Composite Flexor Tendon Allografts

Brent Degeorge Jr., MD, PhD · The Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia

The Brief MHQ: Conceptual Development and Application for MOC

Kevin Chung MD, MS · The Regents of the University of Michigan